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home : news : greenwood July 25, 2017 

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Chamber Welcomes New Residents via "Meet Up" Gathering

Are you new to the Greenwood area?  Would you like to meet some new people and learn more about our community? If so, then the Greenwood Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is here to introduce its newest initiative called “WIN.”


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Man arrested for having sex with underage female

Greenwood City Police have arrested a man after an underage female admitted they had sex.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Willie James Wideman Sr. & Bettye Jo Smith Wideman Memorial Fund Continue Legacy of Giving Through Community Initiatives, Inc.

Dr. & Mrs. Ram’on and Nevasha Wideman, funders of The Willie James Wideman Sr. & Bettye Jo Smith Wideman Memorial Fund, are again funding Community Initiatives, Inc’s 2nd annual Back to School Scholarship awards.

The Back-to-School Scholarship packages are awarded to students who attended Community Initiatives’ Safe Haven summer program. The selected students demonstrate good work ethic and behavior and act as role models for their peers. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Greenwood SC Chamber's Women's Leadership Council To Host Summer Gathering

Women in the community are invited to join the Greenwood SC Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Council for a highly interactive and fun summer social on Monday, August 7 at Flynn’s on Maxwell – Uptown Wine & Beer from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 


Monday, July 24, 2017

Greenwood Shrine Club Battle of the Bands

The Greenwood Shine Club is hosting their annual Battle of the Bands on July 29, 2017 with the gates opening at 6 p.m.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

PTC Student Awarded the G.B. Elledge Endowed Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College welding student and Greenwood resident Joseph Fleming was recently awarded the G.B. Elledge Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Welding program. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Greenwood Resident Earns Two Scholarships
Lander University business administration major Evidence Mushaninga, center, has been presented with two scholarships for the upcoming school year — the Cecil J. and Jean T. McFerrin Scholarship, awarded on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship, awarded to a Beta Gamma Sigma member selected by the Business Department faculty. 

Joining Mushaninga are Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Joseph Krupka, left, and Dr. Robert Barrett, former dean of the College of Business.

Friday, July 21, 2017

PTC Students Awarded the La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship

Five Piedmont Technical College students recently received the La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.

La Puerta de Esperanza "The Door of Hope" is a compassionate ministry of the Greenwood Community Church of the Nazarene. The La Puerta de Esperanza Scholarship was established to help students who do not qualify for state or federal tuition aid.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Erin Watts named new Assistant Principal at Westview

Westview Middle School will add a new face to their administrative team for the 2017-2018 school year.

Erin Watts has been named as Assistant Principal at Westview. Watts was an Assistant Principal at Ninety Six High School for the last six years. During her 15 years in education, Watts has served as an administrator, school test coordinator, and high school math teacher.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Benjamin Named New Principal at Brewer Middle School

Brewer Middle School will have a new face as principal next year.

Kathryn Benjamin has been named as the new Principal at Brewer Middle School.  “I’m honored to be selected to lead a school with such a rich history,” Benjamin said. “I look forward to working with the students, staff and stakeholders at Brewer as we continue to build upon a tremendous tradition of excellence. I’m confident that our collective efforts as a school community will have a positive impact on the learning and the lives of our students.”

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lander University announces Spring 2017 graduates
This spring, Lander University conferred bachelor's and master's degrees upon 264 graduates during the university’s 155th commencement ceremony.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Ninety Six child abuser sentenced to 20 years in prison

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Thursday that a Ninety Six man was sentenced to 20 years in prison following a hearing at the Abbeville County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

PTC Student, Brianna Getsinger Awarded the Rad Tech Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Brianna Getsinger, center, recently received the Rad Tech Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lander Awards Harris Scholarships

Lander University Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Joseph Krupka, left, and Professor of Business Administration Dr. Michael Shurden, right, stand with business administration students awarded Francis P. Harris scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. From left are Carrie Lennox, of Honea Path; Jacob Bryant, of Starr; Shannon DeSantis, of Marietta, Ga.; and Michael Ciappa, of Greenwood.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

District 50 Retirees Recognized for Years of Hard Work and Dedicated Service

At the Greenwood School District 50 Board of Trustees July meeting, several special individuals were recognized for years of hard work and dedicated service.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Man arrested for hitting woman in the face with board

On Monday, July 17, 2017 around 11pm Greenwood Sheriff Deputies responded to an assault incident on Eagle Trance in Greenwood.

As they arrive they find a victim sitting in the roadway bleeding from the head and face area.  A witness told deputies that he heard screaming, came to see what was happening and saw a man standing over the victim hitting her in the face and head with a closed fist.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Arrest made in Rajn Rooster shooting incident

The Greenwood City Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the shooting that occurred at the Rajn Rooster Restaurant in Greenwood.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SCDPS joins regional speed enforcement campaign, "Operation Southern Shield"

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety kicked off a new speed enforcement campaign, Operation Southern Shield, at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, July 17, joining its counterparts across four other Southeastern states.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Baby abandoned at Self Regional Hospital
Greenwood County Department of Social Services officials report that an infant was born on July 13, 2017, in Self Regional Hospital Greenwood County. The baby was abandoned and left in the care of medical professionals at the hospital on July 14, 2017.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cruisin' For A Cause set for Aug 19
Everyone clear your schedules so you can attend this year’s Cruisin’ For A Cause Boat Run benefiting the Burton Center.  The event is set for Saturday, August 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Lake Greenwood.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Piedmont Agency on Aging hosting safe driver class
Piedmont Agency on Aging is hosting an AARP Safe Driver class on August 29th. The Safe Driver class will allow guests to learn about changes that naturally occur in aging and to discover strategies to compensate for those changes to be a safe driver. Persons who complete the 4 hour course receive a certificate to present to insurance companies for discounts on automobile insurance premiums.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ann Hunter of Greenwood joins Clemson University Foundation board

Ann Hunter of Greenwood joined the Clemson University Foundation board of directors for a four-year term beginning July 1.

Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science (1980) and Master of Science (1982) in chemical engineering from Clemson. She previously worked for Union Carbide in Greenville and became a homemaker and full-time volunteer after the birth of her daughter, Rebecca, who also is a Clemson alumna. She met her husband, Wilson G. Hunter, while they were chemical engineering students at Clemson.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lakelands master gardeners announce Sandy Orr is master gardener of the year
Lakelands Master Gardeners announce that Sandy Orr has been selected as the Lakelands Master Gardener of the year.  
Monday, July 17, 2017

Greenwood SC Chamber's Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

Nominations for The Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenwood program are currently being accepted for the 2017 - 2018 year.

The program’s primary goal is to identify and cultivate individuals with the interest and potential to serve in our community's many leadership roles. The program also strives to connect people who have a desire to learn more about their community and are motivated to explore solutions to community issues. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood Welcomes New Head of School
The Board of Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood announced the hiring of David Douglas of Athens, Georgia as the new Head of School. 
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Massage Therapy Is Putting Touch Back into Health Care

An interest in health and wellness, a solid understanding of how the human body works and a desire to help people are the perfect combination for a successful career in massage therapy.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer Campers Get Crash Course in Physics

Thaddeus Booraem, left, a rising 10th grader at Emerald High School; Weston Reid, a rising eighth grader at Dixie High School; Victoria Mallory, a rising fifth grader at Lakeview Elementary; Kaitlyn Blasick, a rising 10th grader at Ninety Six High School; and Logan Mallory, a rising seventh grader at Northside Middle School, watch Lander University Professor of Physics Dr. David Slimmer hammer a nail with a banana transformed by exposure to liquid nitrogen during this week’s physics camp. The camp is the fifth of six Duke Energy-sponsored science and math programs for young learners to be offered this summer at Lander University.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Graduate Finds Enjoyment in Engineering Technology

Cory Nickles is always up for a challenge. So, the engineering technology programs at Piedmont Technical College were perfect for him.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Harvley Scholarship Recipients Announced at Lander

Lander University students Cody Jordan, of Greenwood, left, and Gatlin Minick, of Hodges, have been announced as the winners of a G. Bonner and Martha B. Harvley Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Greenwood County residents majoring in business administration, based on character, academic record, and the recommendation of a high school or college teacher. Jordan and Minick are pictured with Lander Assistant Professor of Business Administration Dr. Stan Vinson.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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